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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are non-surgical procedures that improve your skin's appearance and texture by gently removing its outer layers. At Anson, Edwards & Higgins, superficial chemical peels are done in our Las Vegas office by one of our medical aestheticians. A superficial peel exfoliates your skin. Our doctors perform deeper peels that offer more dramatic results.

Learn how you can smooth wrinkles or treat sun-damaged skin with chemical peels and microdermabrasion by requesting a consultation, or call our office at (702) 822-2100 to schedule an appointment.


It's important to understand that not all chemical peels are the same, but they are all valuable treatments that can be an alternative or complement to facial plastic surgery. There are generally 3 categories of peels:

Superficial chemical peel: These are the mildest type of peel and, as the name implies, affect only the outer layer of skin. They can be used on all skin types and require no downtime.

Medium and Deep Chemical Peels: These are deeper and are performed by our doctors. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) and Phenol can be used in varying strength to achieve deeper penetration for more severe sun damage or other problems. Downtime can range from 5-10 days, depending on the peel's depth. A consultation is important to determine if a chemical peel is appropriate for you.

Dermabrasion: Do not confuse microdermabrasion with dermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a mechanical exfoliating technique (similar to superficial chemical peel results). Dermabrasion is a much deeper procedure similar to a deep chemical peel or deep laser resurfacing. It involves mechanical removal of the top layers of the skin and requeires 5 to 10 days of downtime.

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